November 21, 2018, by Lisa Chin

Celebrating Deepavali

Festival of Lights

Deepavali has always appears to me as a festival that dazzles with the most intense of colours. This colourful Festival of Lights is celebrated by Hindus across the world to mark the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. In Malaysia, it needs no introduction as it is celebrated with equal fervour alongside Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Chinese New Year.

Our annual Deepavali Celebration was held on 14 November 2018. We had a great turnout of postgraduate students from across all three faculties. They were treated with a variety of local Indian dishes.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who came for the festive celebration. Through it, we hope to promote and foster the spirit of unity and solidarity among members of the postgraduate community at the University.

4-minute web film highlights family ties

One of the things that I look forward to during the many festive seasons that we have in Malaysia is the festive web films (also referred to as commercial advertisements).

Last year, I featured some interesting yet touching web films released during Deepavali.

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This year, I would like to feature the web film that touches me the most. Titled “#Monochrome”, the web film focuses on a strained relationship between father and son due to different expectations and aspirations.

To see in colour is a delight for the eyes but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul,” – Andri Cauldwell

I think the monochrome theme fits really well in this web film. It is an emotional story and I feel that the emotions come through much stronger in black and white as portrayed in the last scene of the web film.

If you have not watch it, click on the video embedded below. (P.S. Get your tissues ready.)

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